Published On: Sat, Apr 23rd, 2016

North Carolina woman Bridgette Smith investigated after two dead babies’ remains found in home

Detectives have spoken with a woman identified as a person of interest in their investigation into the discovery of the remains of two babies under a home. Bridgette Morgan Smith volunteered herself to police and was questioned about the bodies of two infants found at the residence.

Smith, 40, had been sought since the remains were found on April 16. Authorities did not reveal any information about where she had been and what she may have told them. 

The family witnessed the discovery, finding the remains in trash bags after they were found while cable was being installed in the home. Both Smith’s brother, James Morgan and his fiance Hayley Fugate spoke with ABC 11 about the horrors.

Bridgette Morgan Smith

Bridgette Morgan Smith

Medical examiners confirmed that the bags contained the remains of two infants.

“It had our towels and rugs,” Fugate told ABC. “We knew nothing about it. We didn’t even know she was pregnant. She hid everything from us, she had a very private life. She didn’t let us know anything. Nothing.”

Fugate confirmed details documented in the search warrant that was released Monday. That they believe Smith has been pregnant multiple times.

“Like the warrant says, she’s been pregnant about ten times, that’s assumptions, we don’t know for sure. We have never laid eyes on those babies, but we think that there are more out there,” Fugate said.

Detectives have met with the Johnston County District Attorney to discuss charges, but did not reveal what those may be.

Smith’s current location is not known and her family have said she is not with them.

Her mother Pamela McBride revealed that Smith has been pregnant about 10 times that she is aware of. McBride has custody of two of Smith’s children and another child Smith had as a teenager was adopted.

Medical examiners confirmed that the bags contained the remains of two infants.

Smith’s family also revealed that she has been battling a drug addiction her entire adult life, primarily a dependence on cocaine and meth.

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